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The Diabetes and Readmission after Surgical Aortic Valve

In order to cure the people who have been suffering from diabetes which is in severe form, there is a high possibility that the people are provided with the best possible care. Therefore, they are usually admitted to the...

KHN’s ‘What the Health?’: A Little Good News and Some Bad on COVID-19

Glimmers of hope are beginning to appear in the fight against the coronavirus, such as a decreasing death rate. But there’s not-so-good news, too, including a push for “herd immunity,” which could result in millions more deaths. Meanwhile, the Trump administration doubles down on work requirements for Medicaid. Margot Sanger-Katz of The New York Times, Paige Winfield Cunningham of The Washington Post and Alice Miranda Ollstein of Politico join KHN’s Julie Rovner to discuss these issues and more. Plus, for extra credit, the panelists recommend their favorite health policy stories of the week they think you should read, too.

Low Muscle Mass and Radiodensity in Colon Cancer Surgery

Colon cancer surgery or colectomy is a surgical procedure used to remove a part of the entire colon, along with nearby lymph nodes. The risk of postoperative morbidity following colon cancer surgery is high, but the risk factors...

Considering Lung Transplant Frailty

The goal of lung transplantation is to improve quality of life (QOL) and extend survival for patients with advanced lung disease. The degree to which individual lung transplant recipients achieve these goals is highly variable....

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